Center Point Store Caught Selling Tobacco to Minor

A Center Point store has violated the law by selling tobacco to a minor.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Dollar General on Lewis Access Road in Center Point sold tobacco products to an underage person during compliance checks last Thursday.

Of forty-eight retailers checked, three violated the law by selling to a minor.

Both the employee who sold the tobacco product and the retailer face penalties and/or fines for illegal tobacco sales.

The Sheriff’s Office says additional compliance checks may be conducted anytime throughout the year.